Yesenia Robles

Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Yesenia Robles is Chalkbeat Colorado’s suburban reporter looking at changes happening in Denver’s suburban school districts. Yesenia grew up in Denver, graduated from CU Boulder and is fluent in Spanish. She previously covered suburbs, education and breaking news for The Denver Post. You can reach her at

The united front suggests Colorado will face an uphill battle in its efforts to force change on the Adams 14 community.
Colorado’s Adams 14 school district was ordered to start a reorganization process, which begins with forming a committee.
Colorado’s State Board of Ed last month let Adams 14 develop its own improvement plan. Unhappy with the result, members now want to reorganize the district.
Transportation is often a barrier for low-income students who want to use school choice. The State Board of Education may step in because Adams 14 is “in a crisis,” members said.
The state wants Adams 14 to hire help and submit a plan for the district and high school by next month.
The State Board of Education could close Adams 14 schools or reorganize the district. Local leaders instead want the board to trust them to improve education.
Aurora principals are designing a magnet arts school with a focus on equity to open fall 2022.
Un panel externo recomendó cerrar como mínimo la escuela secundaria principal del Adams 14 y reorganizar el distrito. Muchos padres de Adams 14 la consideran una medida drástica que desplazará a los estudiantes.
An Adams 14 lawsuit that sought to change the rules of next month’s accountability hearing has been dismissed.
The Adams 14 school district has released few details or the names of the finalists, despite interviews being set for Monday.
Adams 14 parents say they’re concerned about overcrowding, lack of transportation, and the loss of community connections if Colorado closes their schools.
The Aurora administration had proposed closing Sable and Paris elementary schools as part of a long- term facilities plan to address shrinking enrollment in many parts of the district.
Afirmando que el distrito escolar de Adams 14 no puede mejorarse a sí mismo, un panel de revisión estatal ha recomendado cambios drásticos.
Reorganize Adams 14 schools and close at least the high school because the district can’t improve itself, state review panels recommends.
As Colorado solicits input about the fate of low-performing schools, advocates want to ensure non-English comments will be heard.
Aurora spent five years crafting a long-term approach to declining enrollment. Parents still feel blindsided by school closure recommendations.
La junta escolar de Aurora retrasó una votación y decidió volver a hablar sobre las recomendaciones de cerrar las escuelas primarias París y Sable en su reunión del 22 de marzo.
El estado no está monitoreando cómo los distritos usan los fondos, y tampoco obligándolos a usar el dinero para su propósito.
El Distrito Escolar Adams 14 ha demandado al estado para retrabajar las reglas de una audiencia crítica que pudiera determinar el destino del distrito.
Colorado schools have extra money for English learners, but not all districts are using the funds to do more for students.
Colorado’s State Board of Education is rethinking its improvement orders for Adams 14.
Algunos líderes educativos se han preguntado si el sistema de rendición de cuentas de Colorado debe cambiar.
The State Board of Education gave Adams 14 the go-ahead to remove its external manager MGT Consulting but raised the possibility of dissolving the district.
School nurses in Aurora worry COVID rules don’t protect students enough
Colorado student enrollment is slightly up, but still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
Students in Adams 14 faced delay and confusion as officials couldn’t agree on when it was safe to return and teachers called in sick.